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Art May, 25 2011

Nouar at Cory Helford Gallery

Opening on June 11, 2011, Nouar’s Internally Yours features works of sculpted and cast tinted plastic elements adhered to panel.

Nouar will unveil Internally Yours, the Los Angeles artist’s first solo exhibition at Corey Helford Gallery, and her most avant-garde to date.

The works in “Internally Yours” feature three-dimensional sugary confections, gelatin dessert molds and a bright, beguiling color palette that lure the viewer in. However, like Jeff Koons’ brightly-colored balloon animals, the characters have a significance beyond their deceptively innocent appearance. “For this show,” Nouar says, “I used food as a visual metaphor to symbolize how dangers are hidden, and how we don’t see them coming until it is too late.” For example, in her painting “Sweet Entrapment,” a bright-pink gummy bear smirks at the doe-eyed brunette trapped inside its stomach.

The exhibition is complimented by a special exhibition of work by Joshua Petker. Both artist’s are on view through June 29, 2011.

Corey Helford Gallery
8522 Washington Boulevard
Culver City, CA 90232

Work by both artists comes after the jump.

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